AMC’s Comic Book Men help a local comic collector

On a recent episode of Comic Book Men, the cast goes above and beyond what comic shops normally do when they get a call to buy a comic book collection. Normally, a comic shop will buy comics from someone looking to sell them at a price well below market in order for the store to turn a profit. That is after all the reason for owning a comic store or being in business, that is; to make money.

However, the staff of The Secret Stash located in Red Bank N.J., received a call from a long time comic book collector and Secret Stash supporter from the stores earliest days, Gary Conover. The local collector’s family was experiencing medical issues and as a result, Mr. Conover decided to sell his prized and quite amazing collection in order to raise money.

So what did the stars of AMC’s acclaimed comic book aficionado show do? What they did not do was give Mr. Conover a small percentage of what his astounding comic book collection was worth; instead they held a mini-convention / auction in order to benefit the Conover family in Asbury Park.

There was a special taped appearance and message by the Legendary Stan “The Man” Lee himself, in support of a great collector, Gary Conover. Mr. Lee told all in attendance that there were 5 surprise books signed by him in the collection and at the end of the auctioning of many milestone Marvel and DC books, the Comic Book Men staff was able to help Mr. Conover raise a little over $27,000.00!

To top it off, the Secret Stash did not even take a dime!!! Well done gentlemen! Looks like working in a Comic Shop and reading comics for a life time really can turn you into a Super Hero!!! EXCELSIOR!!!

Written By: Tye Bourdony

Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator and science fiction reporter. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the staff Divorce Mediator and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine.  You can visit tye on facebook and www.thelightersideofscifi.com.

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